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Internship experience at Google

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Former Employee - Intern  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
Former Employee - Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Best environment and great colleauges

Cons

Should make sure to join the right group

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    Great company to work for, but difficult to move around internally & more politics than expected.

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    Current Employee - Adops Media Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Adops Media Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Google full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic culture
    Great vision for the future
    Very bottom-led so great opportunities for growth and to lead
    Minimal micro-management
    Freedom to pursue projects you feel are worthwhile
    Great internal comms - very included in the company and the goings-on

    Cons

    Difficult to move internally, harder than expected
    Promotional cycles are more political than expected and tricky to navigate
    More politics in general than expected
    In the Sales Org side, too many managers are 'old-school' ad/media types which makes them very much an 'old boys club' and this doesn't mesh well with the Google culture itself.

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    There's no place like Google

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Google full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Best salary out there
    brilliant co-workers
    fast-pace keeps it challenging
    you can have anything you need to do your job

    Cons

    perf reviews make it difficult to promote people who deserve it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remove perf calibrations from how people get promoted. It seems silly that someone who doesn't know another person's work can affect their promotions. Focus on merit. Forget the politics and brown-nosers

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